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  • Inspirational leader recognised by UCC

    27 May 2022
    Inspirational leader recognised by UCC

    An inspirational leader in the field of medicine has been awarded an honorary doctorate by University College Cork (UCC), as close to 200 medical students graduated from the university today.

    Dr. Veronica Delaney grew up in Cork city and graduated with a B.Sc Honours majoring in Biochemistry from UCC in 1964. She would go onto become a leader in her field. Dr Delaney (78) is currently Professor of Medicine and Nephrologist at Mount Sinai Hospital New York, and was the first member of her family to enter University.

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  • UCC Rugby announces season of special events for 150th Anniversary

    19 May 2022
    UCC Rugby announces season of special events for 150th Anniversary

    Ulysses S. Grant was resident in the White House, Queen Victoria sat on the throne in England, and Jules Verne’s Around the World in Eighty Days was first published in 1872 - the same year Queen’s College Cork published its first rulebook for playing rugby in Cork.

    Now UCC Rugby is to celebrate its storied history with a season of celebrations to mark its 150th anniversary.

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  • Playwright Jody O'Neill announced as new Theatre Artist in Residence for Cork Opera House & UCC

    19 May 2022
    Playwright Jody O'Neill announced as new Theatre Artist in Residence for Cork Opera House & UCC

    Cork Opera House and University College Cork Department of Theatre have announced the appointment of playwright Jody O’Neill as the new Theatre Artist in Residence, following the search for a professional theatre artist who identifies as autistic/person with autism.

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  • UCC awarded €6.8m funding for health and climate research

    10 May 2022
    UCC awarded €6.8m funding for health and climate research

    Pioneering plans to develop processes to enable waste products to be exploited as resources, reduce a bacterial virus problem in dairy manufacturing, and design gut-based strategies to prevent and treat stress-related disorder depression and learning & memory disorders, are among 12 research projects at University College Cork (UCC) to share in €6.8m funding from Science Foundation Ireland.

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  • UCC’s business school obtains top global recognition

    09 May 2022
    UCC’s business school obtains top global recognition

    Cork University Business School (CUBS) and IMI at University College Cork (UCC) have today obtained a prestigious global accreditation, placing it among the world’s leading business schools.

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  • An Taoiseach Micheál Martin TD officially opens UCC's Hub

    06 May 2022
    An Taoiseach Micheál Martin TD officially opens UCC's Hub

    A hip-hop performance by a local community group, meeting staff at Roots Cafe, and hearing from students at some of University College Cork's 117 societies were on the agenda for the Taoiseach Micheál Martin TD today as he officially opened The Hub - UCC's new student service centre.

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  • New Tyndall Chair appointed

    03 May 2022
    New Tyndall Chair appointed

    Tyndall National Institute (Tyndall) today announced the appointment of Dr Denis Doyle as the new Chair of the Board. An incisive and strategically focused leader, Dr Doyle will lead the Board’s oversight of the future development and expansion of Ireland’s flagship research institute in integrated ICT hardware and systems at University College Cork (UCC). Tyndall has made substantial progress with its plan for significant expansion by 2025, to become a research player of international scale with a consequent direct benefit to the Irish economy. The announcement comes as Tyndall celebrates 40 years of ground-breaking research.

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  • Future entrepreneurs showcase their ideas at UCC

    29 Apr 2022
    Future entrepreneurs showcase their ideas at UCC

    The IGNITE programme at UCC held its Awards and Showcase where budding entrepreneurs gathered to showcase their ideas. 

    The winner of the IGNITE Award for Best Business on the night was Cleidi Hearn of Sunny Numbers while the Award for Best Business Plan was won by Luke Murphy of Training Reels. Monika Wojtek of Buildzon won the award for Best Pitch.

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  • Landmark National Conference to reflect on Irish Civil War

    28 Apr 2022
    Landmark National Conference to reflect on Irish Civil War
    • National Conference to reflect on political, social, cultural, military, and economic dimensions to the Irish Civil War
    • An Taoiseach Micheál Martin TD to deliver Conference's opening address
    • Four-day summit to bring over 130 national and international scholars to University College Cork
    • Proceedings will be open to the public and recorded for viewing in collaboration with RTE.ie.
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  • €3.9m UCC Sustainable Futures project launched

    26 Apr 2022
    €3.9m UCC Sustainable Futures project launched
    • Higher education institutes join forces with enterprise partners to co-develop educational programmes focused on sustainability, decarbonisation, circular economy and business leadership.
    • Significant €3.9m Sustainable Futures project is led by University College Cork in collaboration with Maynooth University and Atlantic Technological University.
    • Industry partners include Microsoft, Carbery Group, Mannok Holdings, Glenveagh Properties, Musgraves, Logitech, PM Group, Glanbia, Kepak, CIE Group, EirGrid, ESB, Davy Horizons and Blue Planet Consulting.
    • Sustainable Futures develops solutions for a sustainable, net zero and nature-positive future and aims to empower industry and enterprise to transition to a net zero carbon future
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